Julie Pomagalski Biography – Julie Pomagalski Wiki
Julie Pomagalski was a French snowboarder. She won a gold medal in snowboard cross at the 1999 FIS Snowboarding World Championships and a silver medal in parallel giant slalom at the 2003 FIS Snowboarding World Championships. She completed for France in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, where she finished sixth, and the 2006 Turin Olympics.
She was also part of the Management Committee of the Federation as a member of the AISF (Association des Internationaux du Ski Français) representing the athletes, according to the French ski federation.
Julie Pomagalski Age
Julie Pomagalski was born on 10 October 1980 in La Tronche, France. She died on 23 March 2021, in Gemsstock, Switzerland. She was 40 years old.
Julie Pomagalski Family
Julie Pomagalski was the granddaughter of Jean Pomagalski, who invented the first ski lift in 1934 and founded the brand Poma in 1947.
Julie Pomagalski Death
Julie Pomagalski died accidentally on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the age of 40 after being swept away by an avalanche, according to the French ski federation. The federation did not specify the location. French and Swiss media reported that the avalanche took place on Gemsstock mountain in the Swiss canton of Uri. The federation said a guide, Bruno Cutelli, also died in the avalanche.
In a press release, the Uri canton police said: “Tuesday, March 23, 2021, shortly before 12 noon, the Uri canton police received the report of an avalanche in the Steintäler area in the Unteralptal. A group of four freeriders from France was on the descent from the Gemsstock. Suddenly a slab came loose for reasons that were still unexplained. As a result, three people slide down the slope with the slab. One person was slightly injured and was flown to Uri Cantonal Hospital by Rega. The other two people were completely buried. Any help came too late for them.
“The rescue station Andermatt-Göschenen, the SOS station Gemsstock, two avalanche search dogs from the ARZ, Swiss Helicopter, Rega, the Care Teams NW and UR, a local funeral home, the canton doctor and the public prosecutor of the canton of Uri as well as the canton police of Uri were on duty.”
The French Olympic team released a statement on Twitter, reading: “All thoughts of the France Olympic team and the CNOSF go to Julie Pomagalski’s family, to those close to her, to @FedFranceSki. The tragic death of Julie, snowboard world champion and Olympian, leaves the France OLY team in mourning for one of their own.”
Julie Pomagalski Instagram
Julie Pomagalski’s Instagram account is @pomajulie. On her Instagram, she documented her snowboarding adventures and time spent with family and friends. Her Instagram bio reads, “Snowboard world champion. Mountain lover.”